Modern and colorful residence

This modern and colorful residence was designed and built by 57Studio in collaboration with Felipe Zamora, Francisco Sass0 and Roberto Ibaceta. It sits on a 1,658 Sq Ft site and it was completed in 2008. The house is located in Santiago, Chile. What you see here was not a completely new construction but an expansion of a 1960’s single unit house. It was transformed into a hairdresser shop and residence for the owners, a young entrepreneur couple.

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The two structures, the hairdresser shop and the residence,are separated and they were relocated according to their relation to the street. The color was also used to differentiate the two structures. The hairdresser shop is brown geometrical structure oriented towards the street while the house is a red cube oriented towards the backyard.

Modern and colorful residenceView in gallery

Modern and colorful residenceView in gallery

Modern and colorful residenceView in gallery

Modern and colorful residenceView in gallery

Modern and colorful residenceView in gallery

Modern and colorful residenceView in gallery

Modern and colorful residenceView in gallery

Modern and colorful residenceView in gallery

The two structures are covered with fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) panels, in modules that optimize their industrial format. There are also several glass features, allowing more natural light to get inside. There’s also a large window between the two levels of the residence. Overall, this combination of two different modules forms a harmonious structure. They were cleverly divided both by the use of walls and color. This makes the building stand out and it also gives it the modern look that the owners were trying to achieve. The interior is equally elegant and modern.{pics by Luly Pozo, Mauricio Fuertes and found on archdaily}